Artistic Director and Core Performing Member
Jully Lee began training with Cold Tofu in 2004 and was named Artistic Director in 2014. After performing in Cold Tofu's sketch comedy collaboration Telemongol, her first theatrical production in 2006, Jully was offered a co-star role on Comedy Central's Reno911! Since then, Jully has performed in hundreds of improv shows and has received critical acclaim for her performances in more than 25 productions onstage. She also tours throughout Los Angeles County performing children's theater with WE TELL STORIES.
TV: Jane the Virgin (CW), Rosewood (FOX), Girlboss (Netflix), The Kicks (Amazon), Gang Related (Fox), Gilmore Girls (Netflix), Prank My Mom (Lifetime). Film: Return to Zero, Breach of Trust, Girlfriends. Theatre: Joy Luck Club (2013 nat'l tour), tokyo fish story (SCR), 36 Views (PCPA), Sun Sisters (CoA), Chinese Massacre (Annotated) (Circle X)
Core Performing Member
Corinne grew up in San Francisco where she was encouraged to develop her creativity through writing and performing. At the age of eleven, she started acting professionally in musical theatre and commercials. She later moved to Los Angeles to study acting and began honing her craft in local theatre productions.
One of Corinne's earliest on-camera jobs was as a series regular in SABAN Entertainment's kids show, VR Troopers. She has since gone on to appear in Michael Mann's Collateral, The Young and the Restless (CBS), Switched At Birth (ABC), Reno 911! (Comedy Central), andThe Body and Soul of a Chinese Woman, written by C.Y. Lee. A past participant in FOX's Diversity Writers Program, Corinne is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
Artistic Director Emeritus and Core Performing Member
Robert Covarrubias is a native of Boyle Heights. He made his film debut in the cult low-rider classic Boulevard Nights (1979), which has aired on Turner Classic Movies. He performed with The Improvisational Theatre Project, a touring company out of the Mark Taper Forum 1978 -80.
He joined Cold Tofu Comedy in 1984, Los Angeles Theatresports in 1990. He first appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1993. In the end he made over 250 Tonight Show appearances as various characters, The Shoe Bomber being his favorite. He’s worked with Steven Spielberg on The Terminal and Alexander Payne on Sideways. He has directed and appeared in improv shows at the Acme Comedy Theatre and is still a member of Cold Tofu Comedy.